"The story of the wise ones is a story of upending. They did not deposit their gifts to the king; they bypassed the empire and made their way to the sleepy place where the child was and offered him their gifts," said the Rev. Michael A. Bird in today's Christmastide sermon.
The child born in a stable in Bethlehem is calling to us. If you dare to take the next step on your journey, what gifts will you offer at his feet? How will you be changed?
The readings are Jeremiah 31:7–14; Psalm 84; Ephesians 1:3–6, 15–19a; and Matthew 2:1–12.